Wolves: Steve Hodge to leave coaching role at Compton Park

Compton Park, Wolves training ground
The Sir Jack Hayward training ground at Compton Park has been Wolves' daily home since 2005

Wolves are to part company with Steve Hodge following the short-term coaching role he has done with the Championship club since the start of this season.

The former Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and England midfielder was brought in to work specifically with Wolves' out-of-favour senior players.

But Wolves' squad of 'Group 3' players has now thinned out significantly.

Only Kevin Doyle and Georg Margreiter now remain on the club's books.

'Group 3' players at the Golden Palace
Wolves started the season with several players on their books not part of head coach Kenny Jackett's plans. Tongo Doumbia joined Toulouse before the close of the August window, at which point midfielder Jamie O'Hara's contract was terminated by mutual consent. Roger Johnson's January window deadline day exit then followed Kevin Foley's move to rejoin Stale Solbakken - and Wolves team-mate Bjorn Sigurdason - at FC Copenhagen.

And they are training either with the first-team squad or the under-21s at Compton Park.

Doyle, who has at different times been part of the 'Group 3' squad, has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids in the United States.

"Steve came in last summer to fulfil an important role working to ensure those players not involved with the first-team picture were kept fit and available should they be required by Kenny Jackett, or ready for a loan or transfer if interest came in," said Kevin Thelwell, Wolves' head of football development and recruitment.

"As we said at the time and as agreed with Steve, it was only planned as a temporary arrangement."

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